One of first Aps for my ipad was the Civil War Today from the history channel.

It follows the war as it is happening , day by day, both sides, exactly 150 years ago. So it's in the middle now. Being offered for half off, go figure. I don't follw it everyday but it sure is interesting . Lots of information . Sure there are glitches but for the few bucks its a great deal, IMO. Not sure what I paid , but like $6 or so. I've had it from near the start back in '01 in fall.
If we don't count our blessings
We are just wasting our time